Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu, HI

55-370 Kamehameha HighwayLaie, Oahu, HI 96762
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Masks are no longer required outdoors except where social distancing of 6 ft’ or more cannot be maintained. Masks are still required in all indoor venues, including buildings and theaters, unless otherwise directed for all guests, ages 5 and up.

Overview

Spanning over 42 acres, the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) is home to living museum and theme park centered around Polynesian culture. The center features unforgettable attractions, including eight simulated tropical villages, IMAX® shows, canoe rides, parades, special events, daytime exhibits, and the Hā–Breath of Life evening show. Guests can also experience the renowned Ali’i Luau, considered one of Oahu's best and most authentic luaus.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Laie, Oahu Travel Experts
  • Located 75 minutes from Honolulu.
  • Shuttle service is available for a fee.
  • Various dinner, luau, and show packages available for purchase.
  • Bring a camera, comfortable shoes, and appropriate attire.
  • Mingle with natives from Pacific cultures in genuine village replicas.
  • Bring cash and shop at the Hukilau Marketplace and specialty shops for a perfect souvenir.
  • Make sure to book your Polynesian Cultural Center reservation early during peak seasons (June-August and December-January).
  • Masks are required in all indoor venues, including buildings and theaters, unless otherwise directed for all guests, ages 5 and up.

Description

from Polynesian Cultural Center
Choose from a variety of popular packages and get set to see why the Polynesian Cultural Center is Hawaii's #1 Paid Attraction. Explore and experience eight island villages and exhibits representing the Islands of Aotearoa New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii, Samoa, Marquesas, Rapa Nui, Tonga, and Tahiti.

Learn firsthand from the native peoples of each island with interactive demonstrations that teach you the games, fun, and friendship of Polynesia. Get a temporary tattoo, catch a fish or learn to dance one of the exciting hip-shaking dances of Tahiti. See an active Polynesian voyaging canoe up close and learn how to make fire. Plus, enjoy the exciting Rainbows of Paradise canoe pageant showcasing the songs and dances of each island culture on the Center’s winding lagoon.

Give your feet a rest and take a relaxing tram tour through Laie town to see the surrounding community, then cap off your adventure in Hawaii’s only IMAX™ theater to learn about the importance of coral reefs with a Coral Reef Adventure.

Enjoy preferred seating at our spectacular “Ha: Breath of Life” evening show (7:00 PM seating), and a feast fit for a king at our award-winning Ali‘i Luau dinner and show (4:45 PM - 5:00 PM seating).

Includes:
• Admission to 6 Villages
• Laie tram tour
• Canoe Ride
• Luau dinner
• HA: Breath of Life Show

The Alii Luau starts at 5:00PM with a fresh flower lei greeting, hula, steel guitar music, and the Hawaiian Wedding Song. You’ll also learn to do a little hula, then eat all the poi and other great island dishes you want.

Note:
- Please be aware, the Alii Luau sells out fast during PCC’s peak seasons (June-August and December-January). Book early!
- Late Entry pricing: Enter after 4:00PM
- When purchasing transportation w/Late Entry Ticket: Mini Coach only.

Discover for yourself why the Polynesian Cultural Center's Alii Luau has justifiably inherited the deeper meanings of Hawaiian hospitality and joy inherent in this ancient feast, and add this unforgettable experience to your Hawaiian vacation.

Please note that due to the Polynesian Cultural Center being a family attraction which is closely associated to and predominantly an employer of college students, alcohol is not served or allowed to be consumed anywhere on the premises.

Ambassador Dinner-Show Admission after 5:00PM
Ali'i Luau Dinner-Show Admission after 5:00PM
Show Only Admission after 7:00PM; seating available only in the upper level of the Pacific Theater.

General Admission to the villages from 12:45PM - 5:00PM

There is no charge for children under age 5 unless they plan to occupy a reserved seat at the evening show.

Transportation for Select Packages
- Pick up at a designated location near your Waikiki hotel
- Ride in a luxurious top-of-the-line motor coach
- Trip narrated by friendly, local guide
- Pickup time: 10:30 am.
- Return to Waikiki approximately 10:30 p.m

Tripster Customer Reviews

4 Reviews
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Hazel Dixon
1 Review
"Fabulous"
January 2021
Absolutely brilliant day out. We could have gone back the next day, there is so much to see and do. A great way to get to know the Polynesian culture and the dining was incredible. So much food and so many choices. A real must if you are on holiday in Hawaii.
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Tip: Just to take a comfortable pair of footwear. There is so much walking to do.

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Michael Ricker
Omaha, NE
6 Reviews
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"Excellent - Glad we Went"
January 2019
Great way to understand the Polynesian culture. Dinner and luau were excellent. Ha Breath of Life performance was tremendous.

Spend the extra money to get the guided Ambassador tour.
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Claudia Cobos
CO
1 Review
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"Excellent !!!!"
August 2018
It was a wonderfull day with my family, many activities, shows of island's culture, the dinnig was delicious and the show was wonderfull
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Tip: Great place, you must go !

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aureliano diaz
san diego, CA
1 Review
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"Two thumbs up"
April 2015
A one of a kind ofexperience
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Frequently Asked Questions about Polynesian Cultural Center

What days of the week is the Polynesian Cultural Center open?

Monday-Saturday, 12:45 pm. – 9:00 pm. The center is closed Sundays and Wednesdays.


Where is the Polynesian Cultural Center located?

They are located in the small town of Laie, located on the northeast end of Oahu. Allow yourself approximately a 75-minute drive from Honolulu.


How much is parking?

Parking is FREE.


Is there transportation included?

  • Pick up at a designated location near your Waikiki hotel.
  • Ride in a luxurious top-of-line motorcoach.
  • Trip narrated by a friendly, local guide.
  • Pickup time: 10:30 a.m.
  • Return to Waikiki at approximately 10:30 p.m.

For Islands admissions & dinner package ONLY, early departure with motor coach is available at 6:00 p.m. Please call Polynesian Culture Center, to confirm availability. 


Can I bring my camera?
Guests are welcome to take as many personal pictures or video recordings at the Center as they wish, but no flash photography or video is allowed during the evening show, Ha: Breath of Life, as the light is blinding to the performers on stage and other guests in the darkened theater.



Do you offer wheelchair, stroller, or locker rentals?
The Polynesian Cultural Center provides guests with a limited number of wheelchairs and strollers available with advanced reservations by calling them directly. There is a $20 deposit fee, $15 of which will be refunded when the wheelchair or stroller is returned. A limited number of day lockers are available near the front entrance on a first-come basis for a small rental fee.



Is the Polynesian Cultural Center wheelchair accessible?
All major areas of the Polynesian Cultural Center - including the Laie Temple Visitors Center tours are accessible to those in wheelchairs. Guests using wheelchairs at our lu'au or Ha: Breath of Life evening show will either be invited to transfer to a seat if they choose to do so, or will be invited to sit in any of our wheelchair sections.


If my child is under 5 years, are they free?
Yes, children 0-4 are free admission into the Cultural Center. They are considered a lap child for the show venues.